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Galls Bibliography

Note: book cover sizes in the list below are shown relative to each other. The list is organized by primary author. Some out-of-copyright books are available free at the supplied links. Where possible, range maps are taken directly from the books.

Plant Galls

Author(s): Redfern, Margaret

Publisher: Collins, 2011

ISBN: 978-0002201445

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Comments: Plant galls vary widely in appearance and causative agents, and except for some of the very colorful or common, are relatively little studied. This book is an extremely detailed treatment of the subject by an author with a lifelong interest. This book is not an identification guide, it is a scientific study of how they form, the insects or fungi that produce them, their evolution, etc. This may well be the most comprehensive treatment of the subject presently avaialble. If you need a field guide instead, you might consider Plant Galls of California and Other Western States. 562 pages.

Field Guide to Plant Galls of California and Other Western States

Author(s): Russo, Ron

Publisher: University of California Press, 2006

ISBN: 978-0520248861

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Comments: Galls are neither plants nor animals, but rather distortions in plant growth caused by insects or fungi. This guide covers about 300 species of galls. Although its range is quite limited, this is a useful resource regardless of where you live. Descriptions are detailed and the photography is well done.

Western United States.